2018-03-08 / Front Page

Burglary, theft, child molestation are top charges in month’s arrests

In addition to the murder charge reported on the front page of this issue, burglary, theft by taking, and aggravated child molestation were among the more serious charges filed in arrests made in Wilkes County during February and late January.

The listed arrests are taken from the limited information in arrest reports provided by local law enforcement officials, and no arrests are left out. An arrest does not imply guilt; criminal charges are merely accusations and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted. Bond and/or release notes contained in this report are as of March 2, 2018.

Cynthia Leigh McCarty, 51, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy K. Johnson on February 19 and charged with burglary. Bond was set at $15,000 and no release was noted.

Arthur Bernard Adams, 45, of Rayle was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Land on February 17 and charged with a state probation violation. No release was noted.

Larecus Rashad Peaks, 24, of Eatonton, Georgia, was arrested by Georgia State Patrol Trooper H. Lewis on February 24 and charged with a seat belt violation. He was transferred to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

Kimberly Johnson Rainey, 51, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Posey on February 20 and charged with contempt of court. She was released after serving a sentence of three days incarceration in the Wilkes County jail.

Kelvin Wright, 32, of Rayle was arrested by the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office on February 26 and held on a CSRA probation violation.

Pamela Britt Mattox, 56, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Latoria Porter on February 28 and charged with a probation violation. No release was noted.

Gary McClain, 64, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Hinson on March 1 and charged with a probation violation. No release was noted.

Clifton Wayne Brady, 49, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnny Crookham on March 1 and charged with aggravated assault. Bond was set at $20,000 but no release was noted.

Juantavious Demarlin Merriweather, 18, of Warrenton was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Land on February 27 and charged with possession of marijuana, and possession of a firearm or knife while trying to commit crimes. He was released on $30,200 bond.

Antonio Randall, 40, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnny Crookham on February 20 and charged with criminal trespass, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, and interference with a 911 call. He was released on $11,000 bond.

Clinton Willis, 34, of Tignall was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Andy Edwards on February 22 and charged with a probation violation. No release was noted.

Joshua D. Stines, 36, of Rayle was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Land on February 27 and charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane, driving while license is suspended or revoked, and a violation of tire requirements. He was released on $3,700 bond.

Mickey Donta Milton, 38, of Washington was arrested by Georgia State Patrol Trooper W.M. Callaway on March 1 and charged with driving while license is withdrawn. He was released on $2,730 bond.

Joshua Lee Jamison, 26, of Sandersville, Georgia, was arrested by Georgia State Patrol Trooper Will Grier on March 1 and charged with driving while license is withdrawn. He was released on $715 bond.

Michael Daniels, 53, of Rayle was arrested on February 24 and charged with driving under the influence, a violation of tire requirements, and driving in violation of a limited permit. No release was noted.

Margaret Williams Lewis, 59, of Rayle was arrested by Georgia State Patrol Trooper Will Grier on February 24 and charged with driving under the influence and a violation of tire requirements. She was released on bond but no amount was noted.

Troy Allen Singleton, 40, of Washington was arrested by Georgia State Patrol Trooper H. Lewis on February 21 and charged with driving under the influence, failure to drive within a single lane, no insurance, and driving while license is withdrawn. He was released on $3,848 bond.

Jennifer Yvonne Zimmerman, 36, of Tignall was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy K. Johnson on February 19 and charged with burglary, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and drugs to be kept in original container. No release was noted.

Denzil Andre Small, 26, of Tampa, Florida, was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Bud Harrison on February 8 and charged with criminal attempt to commit burglary in the second degree. Bond was set at $10,000. No release was noted.

Jason Edward Wilson, 43, of Tignall was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Land on February 17 and charged with failure to appear for arraignment, a state probation violation, and failure to appear for a probate court bench warrant. No release was noted.

Willie Nathaniel Wright, 50, of Greensboro, Georgia, was arrested by Georgia State Patrol Trooper C. Allen on February 16 and charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license. He was released on $1,430 bond.

Michael Anthony Osborne, 32, of Tignall was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Land on February 17 and charged with a parole violation. No release was noted.

Dextin M. Gartrell, 19, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Lyons on February 18 and charged with driving while license is withdrawn and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. He was released on $3,330 bond.

Andrew Brian Bufford, 28, of Tignall was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Lyons on February 17 and charged with a child support violation. No release was noted.

Andrew Tyler Miller, 21, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Lyons on February 16 and charged with driving while license is withdrawn. He was released on $1,430 bond.

Lashonia Shunta Brittain, 39, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Brown on February 3 and charged with battery. She was released on $5,200 bond.

Patrick Connelly Brittain, 44, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Brown on February 3 and charged with aggravated assault. He was released on $20,200 bond.

Quintario Avontae Smith, 28, of Tignall was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Land Jr. on February 3 and charged with criminal trespass. He was released on $3,700 bond.

Wayland Braxton Willis, 21, of Grovetown, Georgia, was arrested by Georgia State Patrol Trooper Scott Langham on February 7 and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $1,684 and he was transferred out.

Brandon Tiberius Greenough, 20, of Tignall was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Felicia Bridges on February 6 and charged with failure to appear for a probate court bench warrant. He was released on $1,359 bond.

Willie Demones Turner, 40, of Rayle was arrested by Georgia State Patrol Trooper W.M. Callaway on February 13 and charged with driving while license is withdrawn. He was released on $1,430 bond.

Patrick Connelly Brittain, 44, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Posey on February 13 and charged with a CSRA probation violation. No release was noted.

Reginald Luke, 36, of Rayle was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Robbie Turner on February 8 and charged with aggravated child molestation and a probation violation. No release was noted.

Shadricka Keana Walton, 26, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Lyons on February 3 and charged with driving while license is withdrawn and speeding 26-30 miles per hour over the speed limit. She was released on $1,930 bond.

Elise Bufford Zimmerman, 30, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Gene Amos on February 1 and charged with six counts of forgery in the fourth degree. She was released on $127,200 bond.

Wayne Leon Vann, 29, of Augusta, Georgia, was arrested by Georgia State Patrol Trooper Scott Langham on January 31 and charged with driving while license is withdrawn. He was released on $1,430 bond.

Rodney Bernard Binns, 39, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Lyons on January 30 and charged with driving while license is withdrawn. He was released on $1,000 bond.

Tiffany Ann Lamar, 19, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Bailey on January 29 and charged with theft by taking and forgery in the first degree. Bond was set at $12,500 but no release was noted.

Savannah Leigh McFalls, 24, of Arnoldsville, Georgia, was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Gene Amos on January 26 and charged with obstruction of an officer. She was transferred out on $3,700 bond.

James Dylan Kirk, 32, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Gene Amos on January 26 and charged with obstruction of an officer. He was transferred out on $3,700 bond.

Tate Milton Jones, 17, of Washington was arrested by Georgia State Patrol Trooper Will Grier on January 27 and charged with driving under the influence of marijuana, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, and driving without headlights when required. He was released but no bond amount was noted.

Brandon Perlote, 31, of Washington was arrested by Georgia State Patrol Trooper Will Grier on January 25 and charged with a child restraint law violation, violation of standards for brake lights and signal devices, driving in violation of a limited permit, DUI endangerment of a child under the age of 14, driving under the influence, and driving with no license on person. Bond was set at $5,080 and he was released on his own recognizance.

Ian Jerome Perlotte, 34, of Crawfordville was arrested by Georgia State Patrol Trooper Will Grier on January 26 and charged with driving under the influence, driving while license is withdrawn, and failure to drive within a single lane. He was released on $3,368 bond.

Dawson Bernard Welborn, 19, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Ely on January 24 and charged with a state probation violation. No release was noted.

Terry Moore, 60, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Land on January 25 and charged with contempt of court for child support. No release was noted.

Eddie Franklin Blackburn, 46, of Washington was arrested by Wilkes County Sheriff’s Deputy D.J. King Jr. on January 27 and charged with theft by taking. Bond was set at $3,500 but no release was noted.

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